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Dec 31, 2012 3:00am PST
-- >> in the studio you mean. >> yes. >> maybe it's warm because i have my new slippers on that rob got me. >> that's not fair. >> you can put them in the microwave. >> really? >> yes. >>> but if warm, sunny skies are more your style, pasadena is the place to be. we'll take you behind the scenes of the annual rose parade to see how an army of volunteers build the majestic floats that smell so good. >> pasadena is more my style this time of year. >>> we begin with hillary clinton. the 65-year-old secretary of state is in a new york hospital suffering from a blood clot. >> a spokesman would not say where that clot is located but said clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants and will remain in the hospital for the next 48 hours so the doctors can monitor the medication. abc's deirdre bryant has more. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered several weeks ago. clinton's doctors discovered the clot earlier in the day during a followup exam for that concussion. no detail
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00am PST
is a rob. >> lame is a rob is one of the greatest musicals ever written. the first oscars of the have been hand out! >> these are the people who spent grand lifetimes and made immense contribution. >> the golden globes are coming up, too. >> and celebrating the most powerful women in entertainment. >> when there is so money cool people here. >> we are rolling out the red carpet now. ♪
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Dec 13, 2012 1:40am PST
creative consultant from 1984 to 2009. but as rob mentioned, you've contributed to 400 consecutive issues, dating back to '66. how many straight issues, and give us an example of your most popular work. >> i did a lot of the "star wars" takeoffs. one of my favorite stories about the "star wars" takeoff, after the first issue -- the first satire i did, mort and i both got a letter from george lucas saying there should be an academy award for satire, one for mort drucker, one for dick debartolo, and i totally enjoyed it. two days later, we get a letter from lucas' attorneys. we are suing you for your infringement of our "star wars" property. so i said to the publisher back then, what are you going to do? he said, i'm writing, gee, george liked it. and they sent him a copy of the letter. never heard from them again. >> and the height of its circulation, 2 million subscribers. this was a huge cultural force in the country. what do you think was the secret to its success and what is it like to be on the inside of that? >> well, you know what? it was the first magazine to tell people, do
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Dec 21, 2012 4:00am PST
>>> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin with the deadly blast of blowing snow, still battering the midwest on this first day of winter. and triggering warnings and watches across the country in 13 states. >> the blizzard is moving east this morning, after dumping nearly two feet of snow in madison, wisconsin. about a foot in des moines and dubuque. at least six people were killed, including 2 in a 25-car pileup in iowa. >> whiteouts were so treacherous, along stretch of interstate 35 was shut down. and the national guard was called in to help all those stranded drivers. the conditions dangerous for reporters, as well. >> the wind on interstate 80 is absolutely incredible. and it's just whipping from the north to the south. there's about a sheet of ice -- that was the one. >> blowing snow is really the problem here. it has stopped falling. but you can hardly tell. the cars still litter the side of the highway. there's incredible whiteout up and down i-80. >> i'm impressed that guy didn't fall. the storm is putting a damper on the
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Dec 20, 2012 1:40am PST
boehner could be related. >> thank you. thank you, rob. nk you. thank you, rob. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- travel nightmare. the blinding whiteout conditions bring danger to busy roads and strand airline travelers. >> this morning's watches, warnings, and how they could impact your holiday travel plans. it's thursday, december 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> hi, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll check in with accuweather in just a second, as those storms move east this morning. >>> and then on capitol hill, a political storm. what the speaker of the house plans to do today to avoid that fiscal cliff and how the white house is already speaking out against it. >> oh, my, my. here we go again. >> how many days left, fellas? we've got to move to the middle at some point. >>> and also this morning, the viral video that captivated the world. you see an eagle. he appears to be a kidnapper. we'll show you why this is nothing but a hoax, and a lesson not to believe everything you see on
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Dec 17, 2012 4:00am PST
morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin, paula faris is on assignment. we begin with the latest. from the tragedy in sandy hook. there will be fresh grief as the first funerals are held for the victims. two little boys, jack pinto and noah pozner will be remembered. >> president obama spoke of their loss and the others at a vigil last night. saying we, as a nation, cannot tolerate this kind of violence anymore. we're learning new details about the shooter himself, adam lanza, and how he managed to carry out his deadly massacre. we begin with coverage from abc's tahman bradley. >> he joins us live from newtown where the grieving will take a more private turn later today. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: sunny and rob, good morning to you. today is going to be another tough day for this heartbroken community. funerals will begin today and tomorrow. for some of the victims. and last night's prayer vigil, visited by president obama, is something that this community and the country will not soon forget. >> olivia. josephine. >> reporter: the more than 900 mourners who pa
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Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
. christmas is just three weeks away. >> it all goes by too fast. good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to get the latest on the tragic series of events in kansas city in our top story in just a moment. >>> and then the fiery prank that a tv studio that could have caused serious harm to this american magician. the frightening moment and the performer's condition. >> wow, looks bad. ooh. >>> this morning, less than a month now before the big federal fiscal cliff. and we have some details on a war of word between treasury secretary tim geithner and house speaker john boehner. we will also update you on where the negotiations stand. right now by all accounts it is deadlocked right now with the clock continuing to tick down. >> a little testy. a little heated there. >>> and later this half hour, this year's gift wrap champ is here with her expert advice. find out how to wrap the most difficult presents, including a guitar, a candle, which is always difficult around the holidays to give. hope you don't give jenny a candle. >> i will light her fire,
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Dec 20, 2012 1:05am PST
the latest, let's go to jim dickey at accuweather. >> good morning, rob and sunny. a powerful area of low pressure will bring blizzard conditions across the upper midwest. as we head on through the day, watch out in eastern iowa through wisconsin. wind-driven snow, winds in excess of 50, 60 miles an hour and visibility near zero. so dangerous to be on the roadways. when all is said and done, they're looking for a swath of 6 to 12 inches. rob and sunny, back to you. >> thanks a lot, jim. >>> and now, are you ready? because beer is involved in our what? "favorite story of the day" today. it takes us to akron, ohio, where the thisty dog brewing company has created mayan last dog beer. i like it. >> and it's a chocolate stout brewed with honey and cocoa mint, which the brew master calls a super food. they say surprisingly it has a chocolatey flavor and you can also taste the honey. >> looks good. and, of course, all of this is to celebrate the end of the mayan calendar tomorrow. but if the apocalypse doesn't come, they'll keep brewing it any way. >> my question is, the end of the world
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Dec 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
. happened around 9:00 thursday night at thai noodles. the gunmen robbed four couple offers and employee of cash and took money from the register no reports of any injuries. >>> in an effort to ree prevent crime in oakland, church leaders and community members got together today to spread a powerful message. organizers of today's rally say they're tired of senseless violence everywhere and are calling for a national ban on assault weapons and high capacity clips and are demanding the city of oakland make public safety a priority. >> we demand our mayor declare oakland a state of emergency and get the mutual aid we can get from the governor's office and all that will come to help us, because our city is out of control. >> ama: several community and religious groups joined forces for the rally, save, soldiers against vines -- violence everywhere. >>> with new year's eve two days away, local police agency and the chp have again stepping up patrol and dui checkpoints. checkpoints will be in operation in redwood city, san francisco, san jose, and other cities. you can leave the car home. muni, c
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
red carpet world premier of lame is a rob. >> lame is a rob is one of the greatest musicals ever written. the first oscars of the have been hand out! >> these are the people who spent grand lifetimes and made immense contribution. >> the golden globes are coming up, too. >> and celebrating the most powerful women in entertainment. >> when there is so money cool people here. >> we are rolling out the red carpet now. ♪
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Dec 19, 2012 4:30am PST
police searching for a man suspected of robbing a downtown bank officers swarmed the area on east 14th street yesterday afternoon. police say a man walked into a bank passed a note to a teller, the note indicated he had a gun officers thought the man was still in the bank, he wind. investigators have not released a detailed description. >>> any minute "time" magazine is expected to announce its 2012 person of the year there's some bay area contenders at the top of that list. marissa mayer, ceo and tim cook, she took the top job in june cook replaced jobs last year. the other six nominees cloud president obama, bill and hillary clinton, egyptian president morsi and undocumented americans. >>> 4:39. freeze warnings out there. >> i think frost also a possibility. let's see who is dealing with what now. >>> both of you have car thermometers right? what was the lowest you got? >> mine said stay home. >> i was too cold to push the button. >> we knew it was going to be a thick frost most dangerous north bay freeze warnings until 8:00, close to seeing lows around 25°, also frost advisory east
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Dec 4, 2012 1:40am PST
hasn't been this much attention on a royal pregnancy since princess diana. rob and paula? >> congratulations, kate, william. >>> while we are speaking of little ones. it is never too early to start looking for the next great olympic swimmers. think michael phelps and missy frankl franklin. here they are. williams -- >> the nine months olds are ordinarily relaxed in the water and swing a full length of the pool unassisted, no floaties, nothing except their swim diapers. >> wow. >> amazing. >> dad says since they were born in this olympic year. maybe it will keep swimming to the games in 2028. one stroke at a time, dad. calm down. but i've never seen a baby that young without any protection at all, just going. >> i have seen classes, infant swim. they teach the kids to flip over, especially in states where they have outdoor pools. florida, arizona, they teach them if they flip on their backs and cry for help. >> never seen that. >> 9 months old. >> i have never seen swim. this class teaches them to tread. >> swim better than willis. that is amazing. >> you got that right! >
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Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
washington with more on this surprise move. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hello. good morning to you, rob and paula. the president's announcement of his new national security team could come any day now. and with susan rice out of the running, we're getting a clearer picture of the top contenders. president obama's new national security team is taking shape. first, secretary of state. u.n. ambassador, susan rice, who has been at the center of controversy over the obama administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, pulled her name out of contention. telling nbc, she doesn't want to be a distraction. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive. >> reporter: with rice no longer in the running, senator john kerry of massachusetts seems the president's likely pick. >> i have no comments on the process. >> reporter: next, secretary of defense. senator kerry's name was floated for the job. but senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran and a republican, who became a critic of the iraq war, seems
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
now, yeah, you don't even have to. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. we begin with the monster snowmaker unloading on the nation's midsection. blizzard warnings are in effect for eight states, with blinding snow coming down in major cities like omaha, des moines and green bay. >> whiteout conditions have caused numerous car crashes across several states, including nebraska, kansas and iowa. a state of emergency has been declared in wisconsin where many schools are close ed today. abc's ginger zee braved the storm in des moines. >> here to madison, wisconsin, in the next 24 hours, it will be a foot or more. the wind gusts will make drifts three to five feet, just as all of these holiday travelers hit the roads. >> planes, too. air travelers hoping to beat the christmas travel crush were stranded in denver as their flights were canceled. crews tried to deice planes and clear the runways. but they couldn't keep up with all of the falling snow. winter getting an early start. officially tomorrow, right? >>> and more on where that
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Dec 25, 2012 2:05am PST
, andrew. >> thank you, and good morning, rob and brandi. unsettled christmas across much of the south. severe weather threat. the main focus between interstate 10 and 20. a threat for damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes. this will impact baton rouge, new orleans, mobile, even into southern and central portions of mississippi and alabama and the western panhandle of florida. on the backside of this system, heavy snowfall from the intermountain west. that's across the sooner state that could pick up half a foot. rob and brandi, back to you. >> thanks a lot, andrew. >>> and it is a sad christmas morning in a suburb outside of rochester, new york. friends, family and neighbors are mourning the volunteer firefighters who were fatally shot as they responded to a fire call. the shooter identified as a 62-year-old ex-con killed himself. seven homes burned down. the gunman's sister is among those still unaccounted for. >>> now we turn to syria, where christians are praying for peace in their war-torn country on this christmas day. because of security reasons, churches hosted christma
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Dec 30, 2012 2:00am PST
boulevard. the gunman robbed four customers some an employee of cash, cell phones and jewelry, and cash from the register. no one was injured. >>> time to get a check on the weather. leigh glaser is off today. lisa is here. >> lisa: the rain has moved out but the cold air has settled in. i'll athlete no whether any rain cloud will get in the way of your new year's forecast. >>> san francisco fire investigator are trying to determine the cause of a three-blame alarm blaze that ripped through three homesle more than 40 people were displaced by the fire but no residents were hurt. one firefighter was treated for dehide addition and an injured shoulder. more than 140 responders were on the scene and kick action is credited for preventing a bigger disaster. >> did a great job. setting up the command system. >> ama: investigators say the fire erupted in the rear of a lower level apartment unit and there were working smoke detectors in the build writh started. >> on the peninsula, three horses were killed on highway 2880 after escaping from a farm. two horses were struck by a car around 5:00 a.m.,
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Dec 17, 2012 3:00am PST
, everyone, i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. after the initial shock and the weekend vigils, it's time for parents to send their children back to school. what do you tell young children about their safety and confront their fears? we'll get some expert advice right here in just a moment. >>> also this morning, after so many mass shootings in the recent years, there's a renewed call for tighter gun control, even though the vast majority of gun owners are law abiding. >> i think now we're going to really be focused, i think, on gun -- just reform. it's sort of front of mind for everyone now. >> a tipping point event. absolutely. >>> later this half hour, how do you celebrate christmas after a massacre at an elementary school put your small town on the map? we'll see how newtown is trying to heal. >>> but first, newtown begins saying goodbye to the victims today with funerals for two 6-year-olds. jack pinto and noah pozner. >> president obama remembered those little boys along with all the others who died during an emotional speech last night. abc's mark
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Dec 21, 2012 1:05am PST
. >> meteorologist jim dicky is tracking this mess. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob and sunny. still feeling the effects of our major winder storm here. the swath of snow on the back side of wisconsin, illinois. the wind staying gusty. even though the snow has ended, blowing and drifting snow continuing blizzard conditions for many spots. watch out on i-80 here. a treacherous morning commute. the storm tracked into the northeast. winds out of the north and west. major lake-effect snow into the weekend. rob and sunny, back to you. >> jim, thanks a lot, sir. >>> sunny, as you know, christmastime is tamale time and one maker in texas is operating on overdrive. >> the workers at the texas tamale company are cranking out their christmas tamales as fast as they can and they aren't just selling them to the locals. >> what is the food item again? >> tamale. >> what is it? >> tamale. >> tamales are being sent to folks in new england and the pacific northwest, as well. then there are those overseas. shipments are going to the virgin islands, australia, japan and even guam. everybody lov
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Dec 19, 2012 1:40am PST
, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll show you the storm damage and also get the latest from accuweather coming up. we hate to see a storm to close to christmas. >> but a white christmas. >> it's pretty if you can beat out mother nature. we hope you have safe travels. >>> also, a scathing new report on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. a long-awaited report, highly anticipated report. interesting where they're laying the blame in all this. >>> also this morning, if gun debate from american board rooms to classrooms to capitol hill. one major motivating factor to change assault weapon laws is money. we'll explain. >>> less than a week after that massacre in connecticut, we'll tell you who is behind a raffle to give away assault rifles. talk about interesting timing to say the least. >> timing is everything. >> ain't it? >>> we begin with a powerful blizzard on the move this morning. up to a foot of snow and fierce winds whipping across a big chunk of the nation. >> winter storm watches and
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Dec 5, 2012 1:40am PST
it casual on the overnights. >>> good morning, america. i'm rob nelson. thank you for joining us. today, the strange case of john mcafee got a whole lot stranger later in our top story. >>> also this half hour, a flight school student caught in a gruesome propeller accident. how his quick-thinking instructor helped save his life. >> unbelievable. >> remember that story a few months ago, lauren scruggs, walked into the propeller. >> same thing. same thing here. >>> also ahead, details on what sent kate middleton to the hospital and when. we also have an update from london on how she is doing right now. >> and then "malcolm in the middle" star, frankie muniz recovering from a really startling health care much more common in people a whole lot older than he is. what he's telling his fans on twitter on his 27th birthday. that's coming up in "the skin " skinny." stay tuned. a very bizarre story. >>> a major development in the bizarre legal tale involving software pioneer john mcafee. >> he is now in guatemala where he plans to ask for asylum later today. abc's brandi hitt has the late
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am PST
morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. it is remarkable to see this community this morning. the signs of remembrance are everywhere. people are paying their respects at memorials and funerals. newtown is performing a grim task. parents are doing what they shouldn't have to. 6-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. inside the funeral, his mother moved everyone to tears with her stories. >> she told him, i love you. and it matters that i loved you. >> reporter: another funeral, for jack pinto, also 6. >> it's sad. sad. heavy heart. >> reporter: there's still so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. connecticut governor dan malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children had died. now, he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coffins and your heart has to ache. >> reporter: new information about the 20-year-old shooter, adam lanza, paints a picture of a young man that seemed to be unraveling. for years, her mother, nancy, s
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
tried to rob and carjack a woman. the victim says the 11-year-old showed her a gun and said it was loaded. she got away and called 9-1-1. the boys were caught and returned to the custody of parents. >>> same-sex couples poured in to say i do. >> cara and emily became the first same sex couple to marry in king county at 1 minute past midnight. gay and lesbian couples started getting marriage licenses on thursday. washington law requires everyone to wait three days before exchanging vows. they approved the same-sex marriage law last month. >>> time is running out for face bach users who want to weigh in on changes made by the social networking giant. so far 619,000 have voted, but 299 million more are needed to allow voting on future changes. if enough people don't vote facebook users will have their information intermingled with insta gram. voting continues until noon tomorrow. >>> the new starbucks steel card they sold for $450 and is going for $1,000 on ebay. it is a limited edition card and comes with $400 for use in starbucks stores. that's incredible. >>> let's get to sandhya p
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Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
robbed because of her pronunciation and southern accent. >> 300. >> "s." >> yeah, four of them. >> all right. >> reporter: she was on a roll cruising her way towards thousands on "wheel of fortune." >> "n." >> three n's. >> reporter: renee durette can taste victory. she's got the winning answer. >> i'd like to solve. >> yep. >> seven swans a swimmin'. >> yeah, that's -- >> reporter: or so she thought even host pat sajak has to backtrack. listen again as she pronounces it. >> seven swans a swimmin'. >> yeah, that's not the -- >> that's kind of how i speak, you know, being from florida and i had asked for the "g," so i knew it was there. >> reporter: judges said the answer violated the rules because it was spoken in vernacular. the twitterverse lit up with outrage. "wheel of fortune" hates southerners. "wheel of fortune" game show cheated a contestant for not emphasizing the "g." >> if you start to swing the song, it's seven swans a swimmin'. >> do you know what happened there? >> no. >> definitely spun the tone of the show and the moments that i thought i had and i lost it and t
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Dec 4, 2012 4:30am PST
demanded oxycontin and he made off with one bottle. sunday, a similarly-dressed man robbed the cvs in cupertino he demanded cash. investigators trying to determine if the two robberies are connected. >>> san francisco city hall could be filled with naked people again today when the board of supervisors is expected to give final approval to a city wide ban on nudity. the board voted 6-5 to give initial approval to the ordinance. they plan to do the same today. the legislation would amend the city's code to prohibit nudity and streets, plazas, sidewalks and other public spaces. more in a live report from terry mcsweeney in the income half hour. >>> we are keeping a close -- close eye own your commute to see if the muni subway can get back on schedule. >> this may not be the day to protest and -- you know what we're talking about. mike has more on the weather. >> nice visual there, thank you eric. >> yeah, thank you. >>> sprinkles sea ranch towards cloverdale be treatmented for that in the next 20 to 30 minutes in cloverdale. -- otherwise live doppler showing dry weather over the rest of
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
with no discernible signs of progress. rob and paula? >> thanks, tahman. >>> once the numbers are all tallied, they're going to show that the 2012 presidential election was the most expensive in history. campaign finance statements put the total cost at well above $2 billion. virtually split down the middle between president obama and mitt romney. that includes nearly $86 million raised by romney during the election's final weeks. >>> and someone who has apparently run his last senate campaign is conservative republican jim demint. he announced yesterday he is leaving the senate on january 1st in order to leave a conse e conservative thinktank. whoever is chosen to lead the south carolina governor, a special election in 2014 to finish out his term. >>> a new twist in the very bizarre case of software pioneer john mcafee. the former fugitive is waking up in a detention cell in guatemala this morning, one day after being hospitalized. mcafee told abc news he suffered chest pains and then passed out. doctors don't believe he actually had a heart attack. mcafee spent three weeks runni
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
accused of robbing toll takers on the carquinez bridge. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: they just announced three suspects are in custody for the crime spree that began in the fall last year to the spring of this year all suspects from vallejo. this happened carquinez bridge toll chp says the three in custody would drive up to the booths, usually show weapons, demand money and off they would go. complicating the investigation they wore ski masks and driving stolen cars. i asked how they found the suspects? >> it has been a year and a half long investigation. i work with vallejo police and figured out who were the car thiefs in vallejo and figured out who was who and we had evidence and the evidence was submitted and went from there. >> reporter: the three men are 30-year-old chris miller, 43-year-old robert white, 47-year-old david morales, tied to three of the 10 robberies that occurred. the entire 10 robberies netted $ ,000. according -- netted $6,000. according to the investigators, more arrests are expected. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> new information on homicid
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Dec 18, 2012 1:05am PST
of the next congress in january. rob and paula, back to you. >> that does bring us to our facebook question of the day. >> what is your advice to lawmakers as they debate the gun control laws. join the heated discussion on our fan page and we're going to read your responses on the air. as she just alluded to that assault weapons ban was from 1994 to 2004. if you look at the long-term effects, they said there was no change, maybe a small decrease in the mass shootings, but overall, not a decrease in violence. >> the jury is out. yesterday, according to a 2004 university of pennsylvania study about the ban, the number of people killed in mass shootings did go down in the years the ban was in effect except for '99. that was columbine, as we all remember. but because mass shootings are relatively rare, it's difficult to tell whether this was caused by the ban. the president has given a lot of lip service to gun control because of the national outrage. but this is a president who has been much more friendly to gun owners than gun control advocates. he allowed guns on amtrak trains and a
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
the beaten path. it isn't a place some would zpop say oh, we should go rob that place. >> because of the rain, police were working as a matter of fact, trying to collect evidence outside. now, it goes without saying this has rattled neighbors. this is an afluent area with gates police say the last murder happened 40 years ago. >> this house is well gated and huge place. you have to know the house to be able to do this so we're shocked about this. >> this is a middle aged couple police have not released names the wife taken to the hospital. we're told she will be fine. she will be okay. a lot of questions. abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> rain in the bay area usually means snow in the sierra. some resorts plan on being open this weekend. kirkwood and north star plan to be open tomorrow. but we have video to show you of idle ski lifts at sugar bowl. squaw rally reports high winds might keep them from opening. >> let's get the latest from the weather situation. >> they do have a wind advisory. they receive up in sierra nevada three to 10 inches of snow. here is a look as we pan around here,
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Dec 18, 2012 1:40am PST
"world news now." >> good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll update the investigation in connecticut in our top story coming up in just a second. as of course, mourners overcome with grief pay their respects to the first two victims of the sandy hook shooting. a town coming together in some attempt to carry on. but as you can see, their emotions still so very raw. >> we're going to see so many funerals throughout the week. it will definitely be a tragic sight. >> two down, but 25, 24 more to go for those people killed in the school. >>> also this morning, school campuses on edge from coast to coast. security is first and foremost as copycats pose threats that police are taking seriously. sad that cowards out there would take advantage of such a tragic situation. >> there was another scare at a school district less than 20 miles from sandy hook. they had schools on lockdown. on top of that, i couldn't get my mind around the idea, there was a bomb threat called into that vigil sunday night. so unbelievably sad moment, someone was sick enough to call in
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
, nick. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. we have no comment on this from the u.s. but the iranians claim they brought down what's known as a scan eagle drone, after it violated iranian air space. it's right now in an iranian studio. it's a small surveillance drone. u.s. navy captains used them to watch their own ships. this is not an armed drone. if the iranians brought it down, the u.s. will see that as a very aggressive action. last month, the iranians tried to shoot down a u.s. drone in the same place. almost exactly a year ago, the iranians brought down a high-tech drone, one used by the cia. that was inside iranian territory. as you said, this will raise tensions in a very sensitive area. u.s. has thousands of service members in the gulf, just a few miles from iran. and the u.s. continues to accuse iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon. ron? paula? >> nick schifrin with the latest from london. thank you, nick. we'll see you in just a moment. >>> also from london, kate middleton, the duchess of cambridge, is hospitalized there, for a second day. doctors a
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Dec 14, 2012 1:40am PST
. right, rob? but they have yet to decide if they're going to quit their job. >> yeah, okay. she plans to buy a home and take care of her children and six grandkids. >> he is missing several front teeth says dental work is on his agenda. >> let's not go there. they've been playing powerball twice a week for the past ten months. you can't make this stuff up, folks. >> he said it. don't write us on facebook. no one is making fun, he said that he's going to get his chompers together. >> that's touching. >> not going there. >>> coming up next, searching for trends among the big nominees of this year's golden globe -- >>> searching for last-minute deals as holiday airfares go sky high. how you can save some money with expert advice. keep smiling. "world news now" continues. >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >>> welcome back. if you've started looking at airline fares, you know prices are way up. you just waited too long. >> that's it. the longer you wait to book your flight, the more you'll cough u
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
man robbed a cvs. he has a similar description as previous robber. investigators have not said if two robberies are connected but they have their suspensions and arrests and new information tonight about the circumstances surrounding an at risk juvenile victim who went missing from a care facility. abc 7 news is live at oakland police headquarters tonight with latest on this case. nick? >> good evening, oakland police being tight lipped with details but did confirm to abc 7 news they're investigating what happened to that 16-year-old girl. on tuesday a teen-aged girl her parents say suffers from autism and has mental capacity of a 9-year-old went missing. after several searches she was found in san francisco on a muni bus, her parents tell us she'd been assaulted. today, directors expressed fwrat tud for helping find her. >> that is what we're focusing on is her return to safety. we're grateful to the community. >> i spoke with the mother who says she doesn't want to disdus the -- discuss the nature of the injuries or details out of concern it might jeopardize this case. >> we're just
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Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
suspects this, is a live picture now. >> police say at least fist people robbed a jewelry store, then took police on a chase that ended up on the southeast portion of the cal state camp yuchls a high school is on alert tonight. one robbery suspect has been detained. the s.w.a.t. team still looking for four more people. we'll keep you updated on this live, breaking news. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> we're also following breaking news from sacramento tonight. governor brown says he's fighting cancer. it's a fairly common form among men his age, prostate cancer. abc 7 news nannette miranda is live in sacramento tonight with the latest on the governor's treatment plan. >> well, california's 74-year-old governor is n in excellent health. many experts agree he'll get through this scare just fine. the office describes this diagnosis as localized prostate cancer meaning the tomb jor still contained
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Dec 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
letter cost durette nearly $4,000. cue online outrage, was the brave-faced durette robbed? it has happened before. this couple on fox's "million dollar money drop" guessed post-it notes came before the walkman. wrong. they lost $800,000. "right," screamed the internet hordes. and fox admitted a research error and offered them another shot. season one of abc's "who wants to be a millionaire," this guy guessed huron is the second biggest great lake. computer said he was wrong. >> david, i'm sorry. it was lake michigan. >> reporter: it turned out, he was right. he came back for a do-over and went home with $125,000. game show gaffes are very, very rare. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like "twenty one" were fixed to keep telegenic contestants in the mix, congress made it illegal to rig a game show. behind the bonhomie, it's a tightly controlled medium. pat sajak chief of the persnickety pronunciation police just confirmed. >> renee knew it would happen. and it was kind of easy to do because you did it in the vernacular and said, "seven swans a swimmin.'" >> reporter: you'r
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
extremely difficult christmas. but the nation has opened its heart to this town on this holiday. rob nelson has the story. >> reporter: good morning, guys. it's a cruel irony for newtown this christmas. in the midst of this season of giving, a town still reeling from so much lost. residents are finding no shortage of prayer, comfort, and kindness. during this season of giving, the people of newtown, connecticut, have been overwhelmed with love and support for the holidays. >> you do what you can. everybody does a little bit. and it means a whole lot to everybody. >> reporter: the newtown post office has been flooded with gifts, letters, and prayers. incredible sprinkles of love from all over the globe. >> i think i saw brazil, australia. anybody in newtown who needs a hug. it's amazing. >> reporter: at the local town hall, there are mountains of donated toys. and hurricane sandy victims wanted to spread the joy. >> we have had so much help, we wanted to pay it forward. >> reporter: and the people of newtown agree. asking supporters in lieu of gifts, to perform 26 acts of kindness. fr
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Dec 19, 2012 7:00am PST
is just fine. but it raises the question, is this real? abc's rob nelson takes a closer look. >> reporter: take a look at this video. >> oh [ bleep ]. >> reporter: look again. is that an eagle snatching a baby? in this video that has gone viral overnight, watch as this bird, thought to be a golden eagle in a park in montreal, apparently tried to kidnap a child via airmail, carrying it several feet in the air, while seemingly stunned onlookers chased after, before drops its prize and taking off. maybe its eyes were bigger than its stomach. it sounds like something straight out of a hitchcock film. or from the sandra bullock movie "the proposal." or maybe it's just an angry bird. so, real or fake? the debate has already heated up on the internet, with several twitter feeds claiming to be the eagle. overnight, at montreal eagle wrote, i just wanted to test the strength of his overalls. dude, i thought it was a hobbit. and perhaps most telling, if i knew i was being filmed, i wouldn't have done it. seriously. do i look that stupid? stupid, questionable. but one thing is for sure,
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
tragic turn. >> and an oakland church group robbed and left penniless. how their shock turned to despair and ultimately relief. >> and the missing powerball winner has urn ited in his ticket. -- has turned in his ticket. who he is and what he will do with the million dollars. >> all of that is coming up and then later on "nightline." >> dan and carolyn coming up next, the royal crank call that ended in tragedy. with the death of the thursday who answered the phone at the hospital where duchess kate was staying. what happens when prapgs go wrong. -- when pranks go wrong. and one couple's journey to save their relationship >>> a tragic headline has come out of england. one of the nurses duped by australian dj's to try and connect with kate, the duchess of cambridge, has died. now scotland yard is on the case and here are the details. >> king edward the 7th hospital has been at the center of a white hot media glare. and one day after kate checked out, tragedy. >> it is with deep sadness i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff. jacintha. >> she answered the phone on t
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Dec 8, 2012 1:05am PST
robbed and left penniless. how their shock turned to despair and ultimately relief. >> and the missing powerball winner has urn ited in his ticket. -- has turned in his ticket. who he is and what he will do with the million dollars. >> all of that is coming up and then later on "nightline." >> dan and carolyn coming up next, the royal crank call that ended in tragedy. with the death of the thursday who answered the phone at the hospital where duchess kate was staying. what happens whe prapgs whe wrong. -- when pranks go wrong. and one couple's journey to save their relationship >>> a tragic headline has come out of england. one of the nurses duped by australian dj's to try and connect with kate, the duchess of cambridge, has died. now scotland yard is on the case and here are the details. >> king edward the 7th hospital has been at the center of a white hot media glare. and one day after kate checked out, tragedy. >> it is with deep sadness i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff. jacintha. >> she answered the phone on nuesday when dj's impersonating the queen.
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Dec 13, 2012 4:30am PST
yesterday around. he was one of five who robbed a pawnshop and jewelry store. police captured three, students barricaded themselves in classrooms until getting the all-clear around midnight. >>> scary moments for a bicyclist who ended up trapped beneath a street sweeper in san francisco 12:30 this morning south of market. firefighters called for special units to pull the cyclist out he is expected to survive. >>> san francisco police have launched a full into one of their own. sergeant could face discipline after stunning video of reckless driving went viral. terry mcsweeney is at the scene. >> reporter: this is where the incident occurred that was posted online many internal affairs of the san francisco police department, investigating the sergeant who posted it. it shows at least one law being broken. take a look at the video at the center of this. you are going to be seeing a vehicle racing through the broadway tunnel posted by the sergeant claiming to be going more than 100 miles per hour during the drive through the tunnel. he calls it the lamborghini makes it through in 16 sec
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
do. >>> and good morning, everybody. happy christmas eve. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm brandi hitt, sitting in for paula faris today. >> right now, northern california is getting chance to dry out after blast of severe weather. >> last-minute shoppers in most of the country will have tranquil weather today with a notable exception. we begin with john schriffen. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with more snow expected to blanket the mountains, cars are having trouble staying on the roads. >> the roads are pretty bad. there's a lot of spinouts further east. there's definitely going to be chain control for the nest two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain has been the big hazard. near san jose, this bad accident happened, after one driver going too fast skidded across five lanes crashing into the other. no one was hurt. >> people are still driving fast. you have to watch out for them and try to slow down a little bit and an
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
muller sitting in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. and we begin this morning with some breaking news. it looks like secretary of state hillary clinton will be celebrating the new year from a hospital bed. >> during a routine checkup for an earlier concussion, doctors discovered she had a blood clot. now she'll have to be closely monitored for the next couple of days. he's abc's dierdre bryant. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital on sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion he suffered several weeks ago. her doctors discovered it in a followup exam for that concussion. no other details have been released. >> with time and with medication, the clot will dissolve. it won't propagate further. won't cause a clot to the lung. it will recover -- someone that has this will recover fully. >> reporter: this is not the first time she's been diagnosed for a blood clot. in 1998, she was admitted for a clot behind her right knee. she had a stomach virus earlier in month, became dehydrated and passed out, causing the
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
similarly dressed man robbed the cvs in cupertino police say he demanded cash. investigators have not said if the two robberies are connected. >>> iran claims it has captured a u.s. drone. the response from the u.s. military. >>> trading underway on wall street as investigators continue to monitor ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. dow is up 22 points. we'll take you live to jane >>> welcome back. you can see light rain in the green there all the way over to cloverdale heading north out of windsor towards cloverdale you are going to run into slick streets. rain mainly in the north bay more widespread from noon into 4:00 the rest of us will get light rain into the evening. this time tomorrow will be the most difficult commute because of the wet weather, scattered showers tomorrow afternoon, drier for thursday and friday. >>> 6 life can't be terrible for either, all next right here on "good morning america." >> should we be singing you're the one i want, you're the one i want? >> no. well done, we have john travolta, olivia newton john news that is also ahead, we've got it all covered.
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Dec 19, 2012 5:00am PST
suspected of robbing a downtown batch. officers with weapons drawn, swarmed the area on east 14th street yesterday afternoon. police say a man walked into a us bank branchb/÷ and passed a note to the teller demanding cash. officers thought the man was still inside the bank, he was not. investigators have not released a detailed description yet. >>> "time" magazine just revealed its 2012 person of the year, that is president barack obama. mr. obama will receive the honor in 2008 or he received it then, when he was president-elect. >>> temperatures in the low 20s in some places. >> temperatures of the year not the year but mike these are -- [ inaudible ] >> san francisco forest hill area the coldest area in san francisco, 36° now. sunnyvale, saratoga, palo alto, los gatos, campbell, san ramon valley, north bay valleys all at 32° or cooler now. frost advisory panning out for the east bay valleys, shoreline and santa clara valley. a lot of mid to upper 20s in the north bay now. freeze warning panning out, temperatures stay in this dangerous category through 8:00 this morning, afte
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Dec 23, 2012 2:00am PST
robbed. this couple on fox's million door money came before the walkman. wrong. they lost 800. the internet hordes offered them another shot. >> and on who wants to be a millionaire, this guy is the second biggest -- computer said he was wrong. >> david, i'm sorry. >> turned out he was right. came back for a do-over and went home with 125 grand. game show guests are very, very rich. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like 21 were fixed to keep contestants in the mix, congress made it illegal. with the game shows, it's the tightest controlled tv show. >> it was easy to do. you did it in the very nag char and left off the g in seven swans aswim n. >> you're harsh, pat, harsh. >> that's rough. in san francisco a driver was charged with reckless driving after knocking over a light pole at at&t park. police say the unlicensed driver was going 60-miles-an-hour and tried to beat the red light. he stwoarved avoid pedestrians in the crosswalk and slammed into the light pole and crossing arm. >> berkeley police have a warn bath new tactic used by cell phone thieves. there have been s
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
$4,000. the online outrage, she was robbed. this couple on fox's million door money came before the walkman. wrong. they lost 800. the internet hordes offered them another shot. >> and on who wants to be a millionaire, this guy is the second biggest -- computer said he was wrong. >> david, i'm sorry. >> turned out he was right. came back for a do-over and went home with 125 grand. game show guests are very, very rich. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like 21 were fixed to keep contestants in the mix, congress made it illegal. with the game shows, it's the tightest controlled tv show. >> it was easy to do. you did it in the very nag char and left off the g in seven swans aswim n. >> you're harsh, pat, harsh. >> that's rough. in san francisco a driver was charged with reckless driving after knocking over a light pole at at&t park. police say the unlicensed driver was going 60-miles-an-hour and tried to beat the red light. he stwoarved avoid pedestrians in the crosswalk and slammed into the light pole and crossing arm. >> berkeley police have a warn bath new tactic used by ce
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Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
, everybody. i'm rob nelson. and we have another familiar face. to my left this morning, welcome back from the west coast, brandi hitt.
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Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
tree started making cracking noises at 5:00 a.m. in front of rob porter's home. >> and then there was a large -- probably five minutes after the crack lig, a huge thud. >> in all the department of public works cleaned up the trees. it is real busy. >> this latest storm spared no neighborhood. it was snapped near moraga street. there was sig president cay -- significant street flooding. two large branches landed on one of the thoroughfares. and in city heights, a tree uprooted taking part of the street with it. a prius on the street was also damaged. >> you can replace a car, and some of the streets have been here 80 years. >> despite the loss of some trees, the city says as little property damage and no injuries. although at this home, the family dog did come close to getting hurt. a large tree belonging to the house two doors down came crashing down on their backyard. >> i was thankful it didn't land on my dog. that would be tragic. i am glad he ran. he has big, long legs so he could run. >> the department of public as beenm-related mess has been cleaned up. the rest should be cleared
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00am PST
morning police are warning shoppers to be careful after a woman was robbed in the parking lot of the sun valley mall near macy's 7:30 last night the>)/ n came at her from behind, pressed what she thinks was a gun against the back of her head and demanded money she didn't have cash the robber did get her credit card and driver's license. >>> hours go back to court today in the fight of over a dispensaries. harborside health centers landlords are asking the government to madñ the club stop selling pot. [ unintelligible ] harborside officials say they are in full compliance with state and local regulations. oakland stands to lose millions in taxes if harborside were ed to close. >>> one by one, -- each with fresh heartbreak the white house moves forward to prevent more tragedies like what happened at sandy hook. mar7pw greenblatt is live in connecticut. >> reporter:iziúk good morning. we are expecting more funeral processions to roll through town. that as the president is endorsing sweeping new gun restrictions. ♪ ♪ ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> reporter: tears flowed freely neighbori
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Dec 1, 2012 11:00pm PST
the water from coming in. >> at this city sand bag station, rob and some friends are shuttling, tying, and loading. >> the previous oregon, got six feet of water in it. it got it after it was destroyed. but just trying to protect my asset. >> his property was among those hit in 2005 when the napa river and neighboring creeks swept over their banks. in an effort to hold off any flood can now, they're placing sandbags through the property. >> sand bags in front of the gate, and 50 around the entrances of the house. >> the napa river could rice as -- rises a high as two feet but not expected to overflow the banks, especially downtown. those affected by nearby creeks. >> do you have any plans on taking off? >> i have a second story so i'm going up. >> now, if the napa river does go over its banks, a few public areas have been closed. the downtown river walk promenade, the ox bow preserve, and right where we're standing at the veterans memorial park, they're closed tomorrow afternoon. abc-7. >> ama: another area of concern tonight is the russian river. a flood warning is in effect. the riv
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Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
abc's rob nelson. >> reporter: no dreaming necessary this year. it is going to be a white christmas for large portions of the u.s., from new england to california's sierra mountains. >> this is as white as we want it to be. >> reporter: but for many, it's turned their simple over the river and through the woods holiday trip, into a chaotic travel nightmare. >> we are hoping we don't sit on the runway. >> reporter: it's no picnic for the little travelers, either. >> want to get there. we're going to be late. come on. >> reporter: a storm is forecast to hit oklahoma this morning. the midwest will see themselves socked with snow by wednesday, which may end up inconveniencing tens of millions of travelers on the day after christmas, one of the heaviest travel days of the whole year. >> most people traveling for the holidays in six years. >> reporter: northern california's snowfall, more than six feet in the sierra mountains, caused the grounding of hundreds of flights in the san francisco area. >> found out my flight had been canceled after four hours in the airport. >> reporter: and dr
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